Gerard Way Explains MCR Split
2013-03-25 by Thomas Sanborn | 114 Comments
My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has come forward in an attempt to appease his band's many upset fans by writing a lengthy explanation/essay about what caused the group's recent breakup. While somewhat vague, the post does give insight into the mindset of Way and his bandmates in the events leading up to their eventual split on March 22 of this year.


You can read Way's statement below:

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1rjdh4f
Tagged: My Chemical Romance

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Hep Kat
March 24th 2013
15351 Comments


normally i'm very proud of new jersey punk bands, but these bitches can fuck off forever

Emim
March 24th 2013
26621 Comments


band blew

CaptainHadouken
March 24th 2013
1960 Comments


Not going to bother reading why. too long.

ffs
March 24th 2013
4873 Comments


i read some of this and now i need chemotherapy

Hep Kat
March 24th 2013
15351 Comments


nah man, proton treatment. beat that cancer without fucking your body sideways

apert
March 24th 2013
3031 Comments


is there a tl; dr

toxin.
March 24th 2013
12410 Comments


wow this is way too long
can mcr fans even read this much??

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2013
50361 Comments


What a pretentious piece of shit
Like anyone is going to read this mess

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ILJ
March 24th 2013
6670 Comments


hahahaha like i'm going to read that

ffs
March 24th 2013
4873 Comments


seriously i dont even feel very strongly about this band but all of those words make me want to swallow my own eyeballs so that they dissolve in my stomach acid they are such bad words to read

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2013
50361 Comments


http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/154/912/berneydidnotread.gif?1318992465

patman1001
March 24th 2013
1012 Comments


read the first paragraph and stopped because of how gay it was

ILJ
March 24th 2013
6670 Comments


tl;dr appears to be "I got tired of it"

ILJ
March 24th 2013
6670 Comments


treb watching that gif while death grippin' is nothing short of hilarious

Kman418
March 24th 2013
10464 Comments


no one cares about a bird that flew into your house gerard

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Ecnalzen
March 24th 2013
6531 Comments


I really tried to read some of that, but it was just absolutely ridiculous.

ILJ
March 24th 2013
6670 Comments


yeah i think i read a total of 20 words scattered throughout and lold hard

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2013
9034 Comments


TL; DR Gerard doesn't feel it anymore.
The unsaid: Mikey fucked a 19-year-old and is having some legal issues

ThomasTheCure
March 24th 2013
285 Comments


as far as i know, there's no abridged version, but even as a fan of the band myself, i had a hard time getting through all that shit. basically, the band(or at least just Way) lost the spark they used to feel while playing their songs and decided they couldn't go any further. there you go.

ThomasTheCure
March 24th 2013
285 Comments


@FromDaHood also, what you added.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2013
50361 Comments


When you're in your late 30s and all you see in the crowd at your shows is a bunch of 12 year old girls throwing their training bras onto the stage
Yeah I'd quit too

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2013
50361 Comments


Wait since when is fucking a 19 year old a problem

ILJ
March 24th 2013
6670 Comments


i would see that as the opposite of a problem

19 year olds are like ripe for the picking

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2013
9034 Comments


Because he's married and she has a kid and apparently him and the 19 (now 20 according to some sources) are getting engaged or something. It's not rape or anything like that.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2013
50361 Comments


http://perezhilton.com/2013-01-28-my-chemical-romance-mikey-way-cheating-wife-19-year-old-model

lol what a cool dude

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2013
9034 Comments


My knowledge of this is jigsawed together from a conversation I heard yesterday and a quick scan of a news article so forgive me for my lack of specificity.

SaintAndrews
March 24th 2013
98 Comments


I read the whole thing... Shame on me. There was a total of about 4 or 5 necessary sentences. It all boiled down to... "I'm not feeling it anymore." Lord knows all that other artsy bull satisfied the screaming teens ready to grab a noose.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
March 24th 2013
1992 Comments


This is unintentionally hilarious for how absurdly it's written.

Pauses to explain that he's entertaining friends? Seriously? It's a letter - you don't need to take a pause there, just start writing later.

SingForTheDead
March 24th 2013
94 Comments


I'm apparently the only person who actually enjoyed reading the letter. It isn't going to please those that rejoiced at the demise
of My Chemical Romance, obviously. It was written to explain to the fans what happened and what's going to happen in the
future. It appears that Gerard lost the spark that made My Chemical Romance what it was and backed down. Whatever other
reasons (Mikey's problem, the members having families of their own, just getting old and tired) were unaddressed because it
doesn't matter. My Chemical Romance is done being a band, and that's that. Just drop the bullshit anti-hype train, already.

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2013
9034 Comments


I would have liked it if it didn't have that ridiculous intro and weird focus shifts. I like the band, I'm not trying to start an anti-hype train, I just didn't appreciate how it was written.

Shimana
March 24th 2013
543 Comments


Anyone want to point out where in his little story he states the reason why? Ain't nobody got time for that letter.

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Mabbitt
March 25th 2013
1364 Comments


What I took from that is he went on stage and was like "meh" and then did drugs and then stopped doing drugs and made the band stop. Then I stopped reading cuz nothing about that was easy to read.

tmagistrelli
March 25th 2013
719 Comments


The writing is not cohesive in the least. It's a good insight, but of course we want to hear more.

zaruyache
March 25th 2013
6441 Comments


That was a really overly complicated way of saying "I felt burned out and it wasn't fun anymore." So uh, thanks for that, Gerard.

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MyNameIsPencil
March 25th 2013
584 Comments


as a fan of the band I gotta say I didn't read that shit.
que :ain'tanybodygottimeforthat:

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akimbo
March 25th 2013
640 Comments


tl;dr

joshieboy12345
March 25th 2013
5370 Comments


Long, so won't read.

SingForTheDead
March 25th 2013
94 Comments


ITT: tl;dr
The lead singer basically wasn't feeling it anymore. As multiple comments before this one have pointed out.

DotEight
March 25th 2013
5530 Comments


They will do several reunion tours I guarantee it.

And honestly I couldn't care less this band ran it's course a while ago.

Kris.
March 25th 2013
12345 Comments


that was uh

interesting to read

CK
March 25th 2013
4915 Comments


Holy fuck he is a pretentious cock

Kris.
March 25th 2013
12345 Comments


this FAR exceeds the 140 character limit

goddammit gerard

PunchforPunch
March 25th 2013
6280 Comments


"Because it is not a band it is an idea."

oh man

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RevenantBlue
March 25th 2013
136 Comments


As an English major, this was atrocious to read.

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
March 25th 2013
3395 Comments


I didn't understand anything, but they'll be back in like 5 years when they realize their projects aren't successful.

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NeoSpaz
March 25th 2013
4518 Comments


what the fuck was that

I have read kindergarten short stories that are more coherent than that.

fromtheinside
March 25th 2013
18203 Comments


i'm assuming andcas is sad.
srsly that guy chodes hard. fuck him

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fromtheinside
March 25th 2013
18203 Comments


i hope he links this on facebook and complains about me being faceless and mean.

fromtheinside
March 25th 2013
18203 Comments


ugh ur unbelievable i wish i could unfriend u

Scoot
March 25th 2013
17751 Comments


"our band sucked dick"

well that's enough for me

TomArnoldsArmpit
March 25th 2013
3009 Comments


yeah that got me hard too

MoosechriS
March 25th 2013
5008 Comments


Read the first two paragraphs, made me feel sick. What a pretentious pile of wank, all he needed to say was "we're burnt out" or "we're just not enjoying music anymore" etc. Was their any need for the artistic bollocks about him making coffee!?!?

DrGonzo1937
March 25th 2013
5663 Comments


Fuck me that was pretentious.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
March 25th 2013
21941 Comments


neg

Cygnatti
March 25th 2013
21352 Comments


that post is so ugh

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Stainkovic
March 25th 2013
49 Comments


tl;dr

ReturnToRock
March 25th 2013
3448 Comments


I skimmed. His writing style annoys me. He's one of those people who THINK they can write, and write like they can write, but really can't, so their prose comes out clunky and trying too hard.

ReturnToRock
March 25th 2013
3448 Comments


Also, LOL @ "I woke up, felt like shit and made coffee" as the first sentence. Reminds me of this: http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/A-Day-in-the-Life-lyrics-The-Beatles/D891AABE21D772B148256BC20013DED9

Awesomesauce
March 25th 2013
1084 Comments


He should stick to drawing pictures.

Cygnatti
March 25th 2013
21352 Comments


"I skimmed. His writing style annoys me. He's one of those people who THINK they can write, and write like they can write, but really can't, so their prose comes out clunky and trying too hard."

exactly this.

8bit
March 25th 2013
3315 Comments


"I skimmed. His writing style annoys me. He's one of those people who THINK they can write, and write like they can write, but really can't, so their prose comes out clunky and trying too hard."

Second this. I cannot fucking stand people who write like this. My old band had an over-dramatic member who wrote status's on facebook like this multiple times a day, glad to say that band is done.

ReturnToRock
March 25th 2013
3448 Comments


For a GOOD example of pulling said writing style off, refer to pro-wrestler Bret Hart's book. Which he surprisingly wrote himself, rather than use ghost writers. Guy's a really good writer.

Cygnatti
March 25th 2013
21352 Comments


the melodramatic-ness of this post almost comes out of it and tries to lash out at you

ReturnToRock
March 25th 2013
3448 Comments


"I'M ARTSY! Please give me attention!" - Gerard Way

welljesuschrist
March 25th 2013
64 Comments


One of the worst things I've ever read. Self-indulgent, melodramatic wank. I'm glad they split up. Tossers.

welljesuschrist
March 25th 2013
64 Comments


That made Billy Corgan look like fucking Hemingway. Eurgh.

kitsch
March 25th 2013
5107 Comments


aaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww


>I feel love for you, for our crew, our team, and for every single human being I have shared the band and stage with-

Ray. Mikey. Frank. Matt. Bob. James. Todd. Cortez. Tucker. Pete. Michael. Jarrod.

Since I am bad with goodbyes. I refuse to let this be one. But I will leave you with one last thing-

My Chemical Romance is done. But it can never die.
It is alive in me, in the guys, and it is alive inside all of you.
I always knew that, and I think you did too.

Because it is not a band-
it is an idea.

Love,
Gerard

PumpBoffBag
March 25th 2013
327 Comments


statement was pretentious and self-indulgent

kitsch
March 25th 2013
5107 Comments


it read like it was written by a middle schooler


eleventhsun
March 25th 2013
1475 Comments


Fuck this guy, who does he think he is? You played in a generic pop band that played songs that go "Verse, chorus, verse, chorus."

This explanation is 10000000000 times more complicated then any of the shit music they wrote.

Sapient.
March 25th 2013
1109 Comments


It shouldn't be this complicated to say "I was tired and had some substance problems". Came across as really arrogant, but needless to say, Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge will always hold a special place for me (even if I don't listen to it nearly as much anymore).

Cygnatti
March 25th 2013
21352 Comments


"Fuck this guy, who does he think he is? You played in a generic pop band that played songs that go "Verse, chorus, verse, chorus."

This explanation is 10000000000 times more complicated then any of the shit music they wrote."

Funny you say this because they explicitly avoided doing just that on their album The Black Parade.

Captain North
March 25th 2013
6787 Comments


ugh his kids name is bandit wut

Mabbitt
March 25th 2013
1364 Comments


What on earth did that whole story about the bird have to do with anything?

Also, I assumed that Bandit was a dog

eleventhsun
March 25th 2013
1475 Comments


"Funny you say this because they explicitly avoided doing just that on their album The Black Parade."

You mean the "verse, chorus, verse, choruse" thing?

I don't even think I've heard that record.


Kris.
March 25th 2013
12345 Comments


oh so you know next to nothign about the band yet you've formed a complete opinion about them? how nice!

massasarcasm
March 25th 2013
54 Comments


Why is this not written in a semi-official way? As if stating the causes? No, instead it's some self-indulgent bullshit. Fuck your prose, Way. Fuck your prose.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
March 25th 2013
16088 Comments


yeah this was the hardest and stupidest thing I've ever had to read

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
March 25th 2013
1992 Comments


A BIRD FLEW INTO MY HOUSE GUYS. IT MADE ME SCARED GUYS.
ALSO I MET UP WITH A HIPPIE LATER, GUYS. WE PLAYED GUITAR TOGETHER GUYS. I TOLD HIM I'D CALL HIM BUT I PROBABLY WON'T, GUYS.

It's an incoherent ramble is the issue. The fact that it reads like it was written by the 8th grader who thinks he's the smartest 8th grader (but really isn't) doesn't help.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
March 25th 2013
21941 Comments


This reminds me of L'etranger except it's somehow even more insufferable

Crymsonblaze
March 25th 2013
7480 Comments


band rules

sucks that they broke up

ReturnToRock
March 25th 2013
3448 Comments


"What on earth did that whole story about the bird have to do with anything?

Also, I assumed that Bandit was a dog"

Me too. Or a cat.

@eleventhsun: go and listen to The Black Parade, it is by far their best.

ffs
March 25th 2013
4873 Comments


tl;dr- "i'm not okay"

ReturnToRock
March 25th 2013
3448 Comments


(I Promise You)

Scoot
March 25th 2013
17751 Comments


that's probably the worst song title

Nitroadict
March 25th 2013
133 Comments


This should've happened before they released anything, but better late than never.

Nitroadict
March 25th 2013
133 Comments


*deletes repost*

DegausserGuernica24
March 25th 2013
1134 Comments


Summary: I'm old and can't make music anymore.

Crymsonblaze
March 25th 2013
7480 Comments


nitro dumb dumb dumb
i'm nitro
nothing really rhymes with nitro
wanna fight bro?
i gotta feeling and it's tight n' low
nitro nitro
dum dum dum
du du du
d d d






PuddlesPuddles
March 25th 2013
4772 Comments


I remember where I was when MCR broke up

taxidermist
March 25th 2013
7203 Comments


I can't believe I actually found the time to read through this whole mess. Wow. The dude's so pretentious and melodramatic. He could have just said that he didn't feel it anymore and that would have been the end of it, but nooo. He has to try and come off all deep but ends up sounding like a pretentious middle/high schooler who thought they were smart and wrote crap like this to try and wow everyone. Guess his fans will eat it up since they are mostly kids middle/high schooler's anyway.

Molok
March 25th 2013
11 Comments


I read the whold damn thing and I still don't know why MCR broke up.

dragoth
March 25th 2013
237 Comments


Read the whole pretentious bloody speech, no idea why the band broke up what.so.ever

chesse13
March 25th 2013
3080 Comments


Gerard should write a book

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NeoSpaz
March 25th 2013
4518 Comments


still can't believe he named his daughter Bandit for fucks sake.

chesse13
March 25th 2013
3080 Comments


wait bandit is his daughter not a fucking animal?

loveisamixtape
March 25th 2013
6001 Comments


he writes a page long goodbye intended for mcr fans and this thread is almost nothing but people making fun of it

if you read all of that and hate this band, the joke is on you

NeoSpaz
March 25th 2013
4518 Comments


Bandit is the name of his daughter.

xfearbefore
March 25th 2013
1245 Comments


That was the most pretentious heap of shit I've ever had to read. My god Gerard, look into this thing called humility. You should always have respect for your art but should also always treat it as if it were something any bloke could come up with given the right frame of mind. Be humble. People don't like megalomaniacs. Even my girlfriend, who is like obsessed with this band and claims they saved her life as a kid, read this letter and was like "Fuck you Gerard Way, that didn't explain anything, you dick."



thecheatisnotdead
March 25th 2013
699 Comments


Psh. Gerard Way Too Long, more like it.

Boom! Ba-BOOM!

dbizzles
March 25th 2013
298 Comments


I'M NOT OOOOOOKAY!

ACTUALLY, YES I AM!

PoisonxCupcakes
March 25th 2013
19 Comments


I don't listen to them half as much as I once did but as my first fav band I always will have a place for them in my heart. That explanation was long,dramatic, vague, but honestly MCR always has been very theatrical in a dramatic, young, kinda way so it's kind of fitting lol. I would of liked more about the break up but if you watch live shows from the early days then watch them in the danger day times you can see the loss of passion in the band in my opinion so after reading this it was extremely clear that geard just lost his drive. Sounds like he got back into drinking over it, (could of inspired some good music lol) I think it's for the best because by no means are they seen as legends but there special to a lot of people & this is better then them going on a 10
Year bing of bad records. Just my opinion

dcha
March 25th 2013
990 Comments


Three Cheers was a damn good album.

Sauce
March 25th 2013
691 Comments


that was a lot of writing to say nothing.

ZippaThaRippa
March 25th 2013
2417 Comments


I read it. The whole thing. Fuck you, haters.

At the same time, I think that entire article could have been summed up with "I have entered a new era of my life and it's time to leave the old one behind"

loveisamixtape
March 25th 2013
6001 Comments


That was the most pretentious heap of shit I've ever had to read.


"had to"

AdolfChrist
March 25th 2013
1762 Comments


couldnt get through the whole thing but it was pretty funny.

Drummerboy123
March 26th 2013
2354 Comments


Band was shit.

Can we move on, too many fucks are being given.

ADAMiscool55
March 26th 2013
79 Comments


shouldve went out on a higher note than that piece of crap album danger days

ADAMiscool55
March 26th 2013
79 Comments


theyll undoubtably be back in a couple years to cash in

F0RBES
March 31st 2013
265 Comments


not going to read because i dont give a fuck but im assuming the essay is extremely melodramatic

F0RBES
March 31st 2013
265 Comments


not going to read because i dont give a fuck but im assuming the essay is extremely melodramatic

bakkermaarten007
April 7th 2013
3503 Comments


I bet there was no bird.

Nitroadict
April 10th 2013
133 Comments


Crymsonblaze: Clever girl. Gerard Way will be visiting your bunk bed to touch you tonight.



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